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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. feeling a need to see others suffer;
[syn: malice, maliciousness, spite, spitefulness, venom]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Malicious \Ma*li"cious\, a. [Of. malicius, F. malicieux, fr. L. malitiosus. See Malice.] 1. Indulging or exercising malice; harboring ill will or enmity. [1913 Webster] I grant him bloody, . . . Sudden, malicious, smacking of every sin That has a name. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Proceeding from hatred or ill will; dictated by malice; as, a malicious report; malicious mischief. [1913 Webster] 3. (Law) With wicked or mischievous intentions or motives; wrongful and done intentionally without just cause or excuse; as, a malicious act. [1913 Webster] Malicious abandonment, the desertion of a wife or husband without just cause. --Burrill. Malicious prosecution or Malicious arrest (Law), a wanton prosecution or arrest, by regular process in a civil or criminal proceeding, without probable cause. --Bouvier. [1913 Webster] Syn: Ill-disposed; evil-minded; mischievous; envious; malevolent; invidious; spiteful; bitter; malignant; rancorous; malign. [1913 Webster] -- Ma*li"cious*ly, adv. -- Ma*li"cious*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

maliciousness n 1: feeling a need to see others suffer [syn: malice, maliciousness, spite, spitefulness, venom]